Director Mohammad Rasoulof bases his film on actual events in Iran in the late ’90s and their aftermath.

Kino Lorber

Director Mohammad Rasoulof bases his film on actual events in Iran in the late ’90s and their aftermath.

Art defies power in ‘Manuscripts Don’t Burn’

The film triumphs as one of cinema’s great glimpses into the nature of tyranny and oppression. By Peter Keough

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Painter Marcia Crumley’s works will decorate the set of “Sea of Trees,” which is being filmed in Worcester.

Stage Review

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There are some plays about social issues that stay sharp for years, speaking across the decades with their power intact. “A Hatful of Rain” is not one of them.

Music Review

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Four acts from the latest crop of teen-pop acts showed how flooding potential fans with information (and some music) can be effective.

Win Butler of Arcade Fire in concert at Xfinity Center in Mansfield, Mass.

Rose Lincoln for the Boston Globe

Music Review

Arcade Fire brings grooves and spectacle to Mansfield

Every song had its own distinct vibe, veering from the skeletal beauty of “The Suburbs” to the narcotic disco of “Reflektor.”

What's on TV tonight

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/08/20/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/Simpsons_Kitchen_R1_hires2--90x90.jpg Critic’s corner: What’s on TV Thursday

Matthew Gilbert’s TV guide, including “The Simpsons” marathon on FXX.

Summer Arts Preview

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/05/17/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/WEBsummerartsfront-6592--90x90.jpg The sizzling summer of arts

Transforming the Clark Art Institute, Newport Jazz Festival, plus 90 critics’ picks.

Books

Book Review

‘The Opening Kickoff’ by Dave Revsine

In his lively, well-researched new book, the former ESPN sportscaster reminds us that college football has always been a glamorous cesspool.